A beautifully crafted chapter book, perfect for children learning to read. From master story-teller Michael Morpurgo.
When Stevie Rooster is mean about Nick's old dog dying, Nick throws Stevie's best conker into the pond. But Grandma says there's a better way to get back at Stevie - become Conker King of Jubilee Park. Nick must use some conkers from the tree in the old scrapyard. And in that scrapyard is a skinny, starving dog who looks just like Nick's old pet. Can Nick rescue the animal and become conker champion?
A moving story about grief, redemption and the love of a family pet.
The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It’s the first step towards a lasting love of reading.
Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently.
• Varied sentences
• Detailed illustrations to enjoy
• Interesting characters and themes
• A rich range of vocabulary
• More complex storylines to stretch confident readers
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Book band: White.
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